Sunday, October 10, 2010

The Pyramids of Giza, Egypt

The Pyramids of Giza

postmarked in 1955 with two Egypt stamps

the sender writes:
Perhaps tomorrow I might be riding one of these camels.  We have a lovely group.  So far I am alone in my bedroom.  At this hotel I have 2 twin beds and have been kidded lots by the gang.  Will have a room mate in Jerusalem.  We are having a grand time.  I have cast off all my cares, know my Saviour will work things out. 

Love my honey,

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The pyramids of Giza are truly a marvel of architecture. The three largest pyramids located in the valley consist of the Great Pyramid of Khufu, the Pyramid of Kafhre and the Pyramid of Menkaura. Each Pyramid is a tomb dedicated to a different king of Egypt.

All three pyramids were built during the Third and Fourth Dynasty; these structures resulted from a monumental effort by the king (and his sons). The Pyramid of Khufu has a base which covers roughly a nine acre area (approximately 392,040 square feet). The Pyramid of Menkaura, unlike the other pyramids, has granite covering one tier of its base. The Pyramid of Khafre had a two-tiered base encased in granite.  

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